KR IS A LUXURY DEVELOPMENT AT 443 BALMES STREET, PROMOTED BY ALTING
Alting Real Estate Group has put its luxury housing development Kennedy Residencial on the market, located at 443 Balmes Street, in the Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona.
It is a listed historical building at the very top of Balmes Street, on Kennedy Square, in the La Bonanova neighborhood, which is one of the most exclusive, in-demand residential areas of the Catalan capital.
Views of Kennedy Square
A LUXURY DEVELOPMENT ON EXCLUSIVE KENNEDY SQUARE
The building has 14 luxury homes with up to 295 m² of space, meticulously designed layouts and top-quality, maximum-efficiency finishes.
All the homes have large, bright living/dining areas that look onto the gardens on Maluquer Passage. 3 and 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and modern eat-in kitchens equipped with BULTHAUP cabinets and NEFF appliances.
First-floor garden apartment
The units on the ground and first floors have sunny, quiet, private gardens.
The development also has a common area on the rooftop with a sunroom and pool with stunning views of all of Barcelona, Tibidabo and the sea. Storage spaces on the ground floor, parking spots next to the building, concierge service and video surveillance.
Pool and sunroom with panoramic views
KR RENOVATION PROJECT - COMBINING CLASSIC AND MODERN TASTES
Alting Group acquired the building in 2019 and the project has been developed and promoted by the company’s technical department.
The Kennedy Residencial building was designed by Modernisme architect Eusebi Bona i Puig in the mid-20th century and is listed for its historical value. The renovation included a full restoration of the façades and preserved the most iconic elements like the balconies, main staircase, marble floors, wrought-iron main door and solid-wood 2.5-meter front door to each apartment.
Kennedy Residencial Foyer
Pedro Ojesto explained that “renovations are always a journey from the existing structure to the most modern design with all the best features.” And with Kennedy Residencial, “the heritage value of the building is particularly tied to the surrounding urban planning because the properties that comprise it elegantly resolve the connection between Carrer Balmes and Avinguda Tibidabo with a square that also opens onto Passeig de Sant Gervasi.”
Plus, he adds that “the structure was a surprise. We found very strong framing with inverted hollow bricks, which makes the building much lighter while also insulating the apartments more efficiently than traditional Catalan vaults. Seeing that we could raise the floors a bit without adding steps, we decided to install radiant floor heating, which is often difficult in renovated buildings.”
Pedro also shared some particularities of the KR gardens: “Probably the most surprising of the preexisting elements was the natural backyards with huge trees reaching all the way up to the third floor. The only thing we had to do was clean up and restore the natural terrain. There was no need to redesign nature.”
For her part, María Santos highlights “the astonishing original architecture, which
on one hand, it gives us large, elegant spaces that are hard to find in new builds today (high ceilings, huge picture windows and even some enclosed balconies, etc.).
And, on the other, it makes it a sustainable space right from the start (thick façade walls covered in stone or lime mortar, Catalan roofs with ventilated air chambers, etc.), which along with current technical means (aerothermics, insulated aluminum window frames on the façade, app-controlled installations, etc.) create a unique project with exclusive homes that are both comfortable and energy efficient.”
Model apartment living/dining room
APlus, this time Alting has once again trusted in the studio led by interior designer Mercè Borrell to decorate the model apartment, foyer and common areas of the development.
Mercè tells us that her participation in this project “has been extremely gratifying in carrying out the interior design project for the common areas and the model apartment. Based on the meticulous renovation that combines elements from different styles, we transformed the space into an elegant, harmonious place in line with its surroundings, history and the city’s heritage.”
In terms of her inspiration for designing the model apartment, the prestigious interior designer explained she was “looking for a space that engaged with its surroundings, in a timeless, elegant yet surprising style where residents can find a sense of harmony that will awaken all five senses. The textures, finishes, lighting, it is all about emotion in a delicate yet evocative space. It is through our emotions that we remember experiences.”
Model apartment en-suite bedroom with dressing room
ABOUT ALTING REAL ESTATE GROUP
Alting is a real estate group with a business model focused on investment and management of prime real estate assets, with a consolidated, diversified portfolio of top-quality property assets in Barcelona and Madrid.
Since we got our start, we have been acquiring and transforming prime assets, managing real estate assets and marketing properties for sale and lease.
Renovating and marketing 443 Balmes is part of the strategy to reposition buildings owned by Alting, which aims to maximize the value of the company’s prime assets.